Seismic Strengthening of a Historic Unreinforced Masonry Building

by Dominic E. Campi, Structural Engineer Associate; Rutherford & Chekene, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


The building involved is a four-story unreinforced masonry structure. Considerations related to development of design criteria are presented along with retrofitting strategies. The building was seismically upgraded using a combination of stotcrete and center-core drilling techniques for the walls. A variety of elements were utilized to form structural diaphragms at floor and roof levels.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Seismic tests | Strength of materials | Seismic effects | Structural strength | Historic buildings | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design

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